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This satire on Leibniz's philosophy of optimistic determinism remains Voltaire's best known work.

Published: 1759

This novella tells the tale of a young man, Candide (meaning "ingenuous"), who has been indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism but becomes disillusioned after witnessing and experiencing many great hardships.

Candide est lœuvre la plus lue de Voltaire, en plus dêtre considérée comme lun des chefs-dœuvre de la littérature occidentale. Candide est également un récit de formation, récit d'un voyage qui transformera son héros éponyme en philosophe.

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